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Ward County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Ward County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil to denote the addition of Emigrant Crossing. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1902
Creator: Jelinek, L. W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Rail Joint.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rail-joint. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a railroad-rail having notches in its flanges, of a fish-plate composed of a single piece of metal adapted to embrace the flange and web of the rail, said fish-plate being plain on one side and provided on the other side with ribs, perforated lugs projecting from the ribs at the ends of the fish-plate, said fish-plate being provided with perforations on one side to align with notches in the rail-flange, and notches in the other side out of alignment with the rail-flange" (lines 3-14).
Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Davis, Benjamin Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for an animal trap, which has a pistol mounted inside it which fires when the bait is disturbed.
Date: July 23, 1907
Creator: Klespies, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in windmills with a novel construction. This specific construction will help create much more efficiency than the existing windmills.
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Ham, James T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

First Methodist Church Additions: Plumbing and Electrical Plan

Description: Plumbing and electrical plan for alterations and additions to the First Methodist Church in Monahans, Texas. It includes drawings of the ground floor plan and plot plan, showing the plumbing and electrical systems. Also included are a lighting fixture schedule and symbol keys.
Date: 1951
Creator: David S. Castle Co.
Partner: Tittle-Luther/Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc.